This project aimed to develop and nurture the structures, processes and capacity necessary to manage community-based fisheries in Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Inshore fisheries and marine resources supply daily protein and are one of the few sources of cash for villagers and coastal people in Pacific Island Countries. These fisheries and resources face threats such as climate change, and their continued degradation will have severe consequences for food security and social stability.
This project helped governments to maintain the sustainability and security of their inshore fisheries and aquatic resources through improving local management and linkages between local and national scale governance. This project also proposed community-based fisheries management (CBFM) as the vehicle through which these goals could be attained.